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Help! I Knocked a Tooth Out! What Should I Do?

March 12, 2022
Posted By: Michael Zhang, DMD Staff

When a tooth becomes dislodged or knocked out, it becomes a stressful situation! The first thing to do is to remain calm, and the next thing to do is act quickly. Your emergency dentist in Tustin, CA has the best chance of saving your tooth the quicker they can see you and treat it.

Here are the steps you should take when you're dealing with a knocked-out tooth:

  • Contact your Tustin dentist so they can see you as soon as possible
  • Handle the tooth carefully and minimally, being careful not to touch the root
  • Try to replace the tooth into its socket
  • Transport the tooth carefully in milk or saliva if returning it in its socket is not possible

What to Do If You Crack Your Tooth

A cracked tooth may or may not cause sensitivity. Either way, your dentist must take a look at your tooth as soon as possible so they can save you from further damage and discomfort.

When your tooth is cracked or fractured, it opens the door for bacteria to get inside your tooth and cause decay or an infection. A tooth infection can be excruciating and won't go away on its own. You may need a crown to repair a severely fractured tooth or a root canal to eliminate a tooth infection.

Emergency Dental Procedures

Dr. Zhang is the emergency dentist in Tustin that patients trust. He works to get you out of pain and back on the path to wellness as soon as he can, providing same-day treatment if it's possible.

Some of the emergency dental procedures he may recommend are:

  • Tooth-colored dental fillings
  • Porcelain crowns or veneers
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants

Don't wait to call us at (714) 836-5600 if your or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency in Tustin, CA. We're here to help!

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